Front : Brown on Green underprint with huge THOUSAND at center.
THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON centered on top above.
Promises to pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of.
In a 7.5-inch bar the value in words ONE THOUSAND RUPEES
with Micro printing of same around. On either side, a numeric
1000 with RUPEES in an arc below, within a circle.
Just below the value
in Sinhala Text to left and Text in Tamil on right.
The Red Serial number above and below on both left and right, with
Colombo, date: day Month Year, centered below.
In panel in two lines FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CEYLON
with Micro printing of same around at bottom left.
Two facsimile signatures at center bracketed with
COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY. in two lines to right.
Printer name THOS.DE LA RUE & CO LTD LONDON. at upper edge of
Back : At center a floral design in Brown including the Crest of British Ceylon of an Elephant facing forward with 4 coconut palms on each side and mountains in background.
|Date on BankNote||Signatures of|
Commissioners of Currency
|Range of Serial #||Mintage|
|1st July 1929||F.G. Tyrrell & W.W. Woods||F/2 10001 - F/2 60000||50|
| Removed bar between the Letter and number of Serial prefix.|
Full complement of 5 Secret Marks incorporated.
| 2||H.J. Huxham & W.E. Wait || F 2 60001 - F 3 10000|| 50|
The notes were demonetized on 1945 November 15th with all other Rs1000 and Rs500 notes previously issued and ceased to be legal tender after 1946 January 31st. Only 12 pieces of Rs1000 notes remain unsurrended to issuing Authority.
An issued Rs1000 is not unknown in any condition.
The details of this issue are from Sri Lanka Currency of Recent Times 1938-1985 T. M. U. Sallay, 1986 Colombo:Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
The 62 dpi image of Specimen note with two CANCELLED punch is
from a Spink Auction Listing and displayed at 50 dpi.
If you have this note, I would be grateful to get a 300 dpi scan which will be posted with desired acknowledgement.